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Old 04-05-2011
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Help Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerk Program

Hi docs ,

My name is Sravan from India, finished the 4 and 1/2 MBBS this month.
I have a doubt regarding the Harvard Medical School Exchange Clerk Program , I want to apply for this year. I didn't complete my internship, as I want to do clerkship in Harvard.

I want to know that if we do clerkship in Harvard is it helpful for me after usmle 1 , 2 , 3 in getting the residency. Still I did not write USMLE , I want to take the CS after clerkship.

How can it be helpful can any 1 knows means plz tell me .
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Default Here's how it helps

When you apply to residency, you will have to submit letters of recommendations. If you have these LoRs written by professors @ Harvard you will get a very high chance in getting a great residency position.

Here in USA, people rely too much on big names and prestigious institutes. When they see someone trained in Harvard they will say he must be excellent.

Also, when you do the clerkships at Harvard, you will get the chance to connect to high profile Profs and students and they may then help you get into a good residency post.
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hello all!
i am also planning to apply for clerkships for early 2014 and would greatly appreciate an International Med Student from INDIA who has already been/applied for the same about some minor details regarding the application process:

1. "Dean's letter Request a letter of support from your medical school Dean's office indicating the month and year of your anticipated graduation, that you are approved to participate in an elective at HMS, and that you will have completed satisfactorily the core clinical clerkship requirements of the home school - your Dean's letter should specify core clinical requirements. Letters should be original and printed on your school letterhead. HMS does not accept photocopies." What are our CORE clinical requirements and what are their respective duration???

2."Official Transcripts transcripts should be original and printed on either official transcript paper or school letterhead. HMS does not accept unofficial copies, web printouts (even with school stamp), or photocopies. The transcript should include all the courses/clerkships taken in medical school, including transferred courses, and the grades awarded. International transcripts are required to be translated into English." Does a transcript mean a SEPARATE document than the MARKSHEETS we get for each professional year? my college says they issue Transcripts only after graduation. is that a rule or is my college just playing difficult?

3. "Medical English proficiency international students must take a telephone interview in addition to submitting TOEFL scores. HMS requires a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL exam. Students whose medical education is given in English are exempt from the telephone interivew & TOEFL as long as this is documented in your Dean's letter." of course we are taught in english. at least that's what they mention on paper. meaning i do NOT require toefl?

4."Online applications and supporting documentation cannot be submitted any earlier than SIX MONTHS. " that's new bc i did read someone applying in June and getting a call the next June!

i would be very grateful if someone helped me out here!! thank you in advance!!
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any idea about how much the harvard clerkship will cost us
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